Wilmington Trust Adds Two Senior Managers to Integrated Family Wealth Team in Delaware

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March 11, 2015
David Ford
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David Ford

David Ford is Senior Relationship Manager in Wilmington Trust’s Integrated Family Wealth group.

Michele Ahwash
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Michele Ahwash

Michele Ahwash is Senior Relationship Manager in Wilmington Trust’s Integrated Family Wealth group.
WILMINGTON, DEL. — Wilmington Trust hired Michele Ahwash and David Ford as senior relationship managers in the Integrated Family Wealth group in Wilmington, Del. In their roles, they will provide wealth management advice to high-net-worth individuals, families, business owners, and foundations.
“Michele and David are great additions to our Family Wealth staff in Wilmington,” said Jack Garniewski, senior managing director of Family Wealth at Wilmington Trust. “Their diverse backgrounds and skillsets, along with the ability to understand clients’ needs and goals, make the pair strong assets for our clients.”
Ford joined Wilmington Trust with 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Most recently, he was principal at Strategy House, Inc., a business consulting firm offering services to privately-held businesses and nonprofit organizations. Previously, he was a partner with Siegfried Group, LLP, and was a manager at Belfint, Lyons & Shuman.
Ford earned his master’s degree from Widener University. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. He is a certified public accountant. Ford is active in the community serving as board member for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Delaware and the Ursuline Academy, and is chair of the advisory board of the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation.
Ford is located in Wilmington Trust Center at 1100 N. Market St. in Wilmington, and can be reached at (302)651-1055.
Ahwash has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, she was a relationship manager for ultra-high-net-worth clients at Tiedemann Trust Company. Previously, she was employed at Bryn Mawr Trust Company as a trust officer and served as chair of the Real Estate Committee. Earlier in her career, she worked at the Law Offices of Beatty Lincke in Media, Pa. for 16 years, where she was responsible for estate planning and administration, and individual and fiduciary income tax preparation.
She earned both a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Financial Planning from Widener University. She is a Certified Financial Planner®, Accredited Estate Planner®, and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. In addition to being a member at the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, Institute of Certified Bankers, Delaware Bankers Association, Financial Planning Association, and National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, Ahwash is chair of the Planning Giving Committee of Delaware Humane Association.
Ahwash is based in Wilmington Trust Center at 1100 N. Market St. in Wilmington, and can be reached at (302)651-1014. 

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